Southwest Airlines Adds Houston Nonstop for the Holidays

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October 5, 2020

Southwest Airlines Adds Houston Nonstop for the Holidays

Yes, you read that right.   Beginning November 23, you can fly nonstop to Houston Hobby Airport from Wichita Eisenhower National Airport. The service will operate on peak travel days around the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Houston is one of Wichita’s top 10 destinations and will provide another access point to the southeast, particularly popular Florida destinations. 

Connecting routes from Houston Hobby

Southwest will also bring the Las Vegas and Phoenix nonstop service back during peak demand days between November 21- December 1, and December 17 – January 4. On off-peak travel days, Southwest will operate service to the west and east through Denver and St. Louis.

Houston service will operate on: 

  • November 23, 24, 25, 29, 30
  • December 23, 27
  • January 3

In addition to Southwest, the airlines are increasing flights in December by 39% and seats by 37%.

  • American is increasing flights to DFW by 43%; seats will increase 87%
  • American is increasing flights to Chicago by 98%; seats will increase 98%
  • Delta is increasing flights to Atlanta by 26.5%; seats will increase 78%
  • United is increasing flights to Denver by 74%; seats will increase 95%
  • United is increasing flights to Houston by 26%; seats will increase 15.5%
  • United is increasing flights to Chicago by 107%; seats will increase 73%

Frontier will not be flying to Denver during the first two weeks in December, but will resume flying December 17. Allegiant’s seasonal service to Destin ends October 26, but Allegiant will continue to serve Phoenix-Mesa and Las Vegas. Alaska service to Seattle is unchanged.

It’s time to start planning your holiday travel. Make sure you visit our #ICTReadyToFly page to learn how to prepare for your trip.

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